2 volumes in 1. , 346, ;, 487,  pp. With 12 copper-engraved plates, 7 of them folding; 6 folding copper-engraved maps; 61 copper-engraved maps and illustrations in the text (some full page); 2 copper-engraved pictorial title-pages; 2 portraits including the frontispiece in Vol. I; small inserted woodcut and small inserted copper-engraving in Vol. II; 3 volvelles inserted intact in Vol. I; numerous woodcuts in the text. (Folio) 38.2x23 cm. (15¼x9"), later vellum, recased with later endpapers. First Edition. First edition of the first scientific attempt to explain the mysteries lying beneath the surface of the earth, from the fiery volcanoes to the burrowing insects. Among the finely engraved plates and maps are stunning depictions of the netherworld, maps of the various continents, illustrations of mining, volcanoes, a
the edges of the book had lots of tears, some of the text in the middle is cut off, tight, text in the gutter, tight margin thru out the book,
Reviewer:Mr. Ape 57
December 8, 2020 Subject:
I am a student in college. I needed this map for a Greek mythology paper as I needed to cite an old map that depicted Scylla and Charybdis. Everywhere online Kircher's map of Sicily was hidden behind a paywall. While I do not understand anything I am looking at I found the map of Sicily within the book the uploader was kind enough to upload in good condition. Very good book for those who can speak the language or want to see the maps of the legendary Atlantis or charts of the Indian ocean where India looks thinner than it should. Fascinating history here.